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Overview (2)

Born in Paris, France
Birth NameAlexandre Hassilev

Mini Bio (1)

The Limeliters launched their career in 1959 at San Francisco's famous Hungry I and before long, he, Lou Gottlieb and Glenn Yarbrough, the founding members, emerged as one of the dominant voices of the early 1960s folk music scene.

Alex Hassilev was born in Paris, France, of Russian parents and was educated at Harvard and the University of Chicago. He is an accomplished actor with a number of film and television appearances to his credit. He is also an unusually gifted musician switching from the guitar to the banjo with the ease of a master. This, plus his robust baritone voice are two reasons why The Limeliters, in the words of one critic "...make the three voices and three instruments sound like twenty".

He speaks fluent French, Russian and Spanish and has contributed many foreign language songs to the Limeliters' repertoire. For over thirty years he has been a successful record producer and songwriter, and today he continues to produce many of the Limeliters' recordings.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Ginger Diane Stagner (22 January 1960 - 1 November 1963) (divorced) (1 child)

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